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The Mosquito Coast is Like a “Little Amazon”
The Mosquito Coast is a large geographic area in Central America. Most people get totally turned off by the name, and never even read about this land. Little do they imagine how much they are missing out on!
Zip-line and Beach Break
Explore Roatan Island's West side on this shore excursion tour that combines zipline and beach activities. All details, including round-trip transportation, are covered. After a safety briefing, you’ll get clipped into your equipment and soar through the forest canopy on a 1.8-mile (3-kilometer) course with 12- separate ziplines and 13-platforms. Next it’s swimming and free time at famous West Bay beach to cool off before a prompt return to your ship.
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Honduras is a country in Central America. Honduras borders the Caribbean Sea and the North Pacific Ocean. Guatemala lies to the west, Nicaragua south east and El Salvador to the south west. Honduras is the second largest Central American republic, with a total area of 112,890 square kilometres (43,590 sq mi).
Taxis in large cities like Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula are common. They are called directos by locals, and it is expected that you should negotiate the price before departing, since they do not run on a meter. The same applies for any taxis on the bay islands. You can call Taxis Kennedy (+11-504-552-1160) in San Pedro Sula or Airport Taxis (+11-504-233-1115) in Tegucigalpa.
The Spanish is the official language in Honduras (English is spoekn in the Bay Islands). According to the world's Ethnologue, there are 10 languages spoken in Honduras. Out of these, there are five indigenous languages which are often spoken. They include Garifuna, Miskito, Sumo, Pech, and Jicaque. The Garifuna is spoken by about 100,000 Hondurans of the Garifuna population.
The official currency is the Honduras Lempira. USA dollars are accepted at most businesses, and Euros are only accepted on a limited basis in the destinations where European travelers are more common, such as Copan, Utila and Roatan. Credit cards are widely accepted within Honduras. You will not have any problem paying with your Visa or Mastercard.
Travelers must declare any amount over $10,000.
BLANK PASSPORT PAGES:
One page required for entry stamp.
TOURIST VISA REQUIRED:
No for stays of up to 90 days.
To enter Honduras, you need:
A U.S. passport with at least six months validity.
Evidence of onward travel. For stays of up to 90 days, you do not need a visa for tourism.
Visit the Embassy of Honduras website or any of the Honduran consulate websites for the most current visa information.
Electricity in Honduras is 120V, with a frequency of 60hz. Primary wall outlet types:
Type B (NEMA 5-15) and Type A (NEMA 1-15)
Voltage: 110-120 volts AC @ 60 Hz
This is essentially identical to the electrical systems in the United States and Canada, so travelers from North America generally need not concern themselves with adapters and converters and other gadgets. For the most part, North American items plug in and operate there just as they do at home.
Required: Honduras currently requires travelers arriving from Panama and every nation in South America to present proof of yellow fever vaccine.
Suggested: measles, rubella, rabies, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid.
When to visit
Best time to visit the destination
The coastal lowlands are humid and hot, with temperatures ranging from 28 to 35°C plus. Central highlands are cooler.
Usually the rainy season lasts from May to October, although there is often a three-to-four-week dry spell in August. Hurricanes are most likely to strike the Caribbean coast of Honduras between September and November.
July 16th is the date of the all-night dancing competition and peak of the Garifuna Festival in Baja Mar.
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Stay at Small Hotels to Insure an Authentic Honduras Experience
To achieve an authentic Honduras experience while traveling through Honduras, you will first need to plan y our trip. I am happy to share some tips so that you can live a great experience while in Honduras. There is a Small Hotel Association of Honduras that has hotel members throughout Honduras. Hotels must have between 5 and 50 rooms to belong to this association. Most have between 5 and 30 rooms. These small hotels are both in the large cities as well as in the smaller cities. There are even some in the rural areas of Honduras.
Spending More Time in the Small Cities and Rural Communities
About half of Honduras’ population lives in rural areas. As a general rule, you will have a better opportunity to interact with people in the rural areas. The Lenca Route is a great area to meet the Lenca people and have an authentic Honduran experience. Throughout that region, you can visit coffee farms, learn about coffee and meet the people that make it possible for you to enjoy a great cup of coffee in the morning. This area includes the cities of Santa Rosa de Copan, Gracias, La Esperanza and Siguatepeque.
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FAQs about Honduras
How long can you stay in Honduras?
The answer is up to a total of 120 days or 4 months. This is how long you can stay in Honduras!
Can you drink the water in Roatan Honduras?
Tap water is not recommended to drink in Roatan. All good restaurants and hotels will provide purified water or use purified water in food preparation. Purified water can be bought easily throughout the country.
Are there snakes in Roatan?
The majority of snakes on Roatan are boa constrictors, and what the islanders like to call “Captain Sawyers”. Nearly all are constrictor-type snakes, and the only venomous snake is the coral snake, which hardly anyone has seen and there are no recorded bites on Roatan.
Do I need a visa Honduras?
Visitors to Honduras must obtain a visa from one of the Honduran diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries. All visitors must hold a passport valid for 3 months.
What is Honduras famous for?
Honduras is known for its rich natural resources, including minerals, coffee, tropical fruit, and sugar cane, as well as for its growing textiles industry, which serves the international market.